05-09-2011, 08:55 PM
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Sounds to me like the whole bath thing is extremely traumatizing for her, and she is still shaking with fear hours later.
What you may see as "relaxed" in the bath, may actually be total overwhelm and shutdown.
TBH, most dogs don't need regular bathing, unless they get into something gross. Regular bathing is sort of a human conception. Dogs don't sweat like us and get all stinky, nor do most breeds have a lot of oil in their coats, like human hair. If your dog enjoys swimming, just a regular dip in clear water, on a voluntary basis, keeps a dog pretty clean!
Maybe you can save the pup the upset of baths, but if she is a breed that really does need a lot of baths, follow Seebrown's video on counter conditioning the bath so its not so terrifying for her.